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Ken Jennings Tweets Insensitive Joke About 'Star Wars' Fan Who Just Died

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 10/11/2015 Carly Ledbetter
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Former "Jeopardy" star Ken Jennings has landed in hot water after yet another insensitive tweet

On Tuesday, Jennings tweeted, "It can't be a good sign that every fan who has seen the new Star Wars movie died shortly thereafter," referencing Daniel Fleetwood, a 35-year-old terminally ill "Star Wars" fan who died Tuesday morning. 

Fleetwood's dying wish had been to see the new "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" movie before he succumbed to a rare form of connective tissue cancer

Thanks to his wife's #ForceForDaniel campaign, Fleetwood was able to see the movie five days before he died.  

It's not the first time Jennings has angered his Twitter followers with an inappropriate tweet. In 2014, the former game show contestant tweeted an insensitive "joke" about a person in a wheelchair. 

Just this weekend, Jennings managed to cause outrage with a tweet referencing the death of a generation and American theater. 

 

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